Monthly Archives: July 2011

Halfway to Moscow

So I’ve been told. A little more, actually. My speedo says I’m almost 3,000 miles (about 5,000km) from Beijing. People tell me it’s 4,000km (2,400 miles) to Moscow. I got to Krasnoyarsk Wednesday evening. East of Krasnoyarsk is a nice … Continue reading

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Woohoo, Novosibirsk!

It’s been storming on and off for weeks.  Today was no different.  Novosibirsk welcomed me with a flood.  At least I got to relax at a cafe on the way in before getting drenched.  First time in Russia I’ve had … Continue reading

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A day at the zoo

I spent today going to the zoo, picking up a few things, and exploring the city by bicycle.  The zoo was the highlight.  They even have a Liger, but it was napping so I didn’t get a picture of it. … Continue reading

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What’s your favorite brand of KBAC?

Pronounced “kvas”.  Traditional nonalcoholic Russian drink very much like liquid bread.  They even proclaim it to be “bready”.  It’s even dispensed on street corners.  Tastes quite like Hefeweizen beer.  I’ve found Rooskie Dar to be the most to my liking. … Continue reading

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Jesus is bowling

I’ve been getting drenched for the past few days by thunderstorms.  At least I’ve reached the Siberian Plain, Russia’s soft squishy center.  It’s flat and swampy as Florida, and apparently will remain so until the Urals.  At least the horse … Continue reading

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Finally flatted

It took almost 4,000 miles, but I finally got a flat.  Yes, the excuse I was waiting for to change the rear tire. A traveler from England stopped by to check on me while I was wrestling with it.  He … Continue reading

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Grasping for Europe

Another week behind me and another milestone reached.  Now I’m in Тюмень (Tyumen), the Dallas of Russia.  Seven thousand kilometers traveled is very close too.  Even cooler?  In a week or so, when I cross into Europe, I will be … Continue reading

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